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Savory School PasteMakes 6 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15 to 16-ounce) can white cannellini or navy beans, drained1 small clove garlic, papery skin removed1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1/4 teaspoon saltJuice of 1/2 lemon1/4 cup cold water3 cups pre-cut veggies, such as broccoli flowerets and baby...
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Insect-Infested LogsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 4 (8-inch) celery stalks1/2 cup creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons currants2 tablespoons apricot bits or 6 dried apricots sliced into mini "worm-like" pieces STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeButter knifeDry measuring cupsMeasuring spoons4...
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Fasten your safety belts—and get ready for the grand tour of MyPyramid's food groups! MyPyramid is made up of five food groups: Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk and Meat & Beans plus Oils. Each group has a color and a special saying to help you make great choices. The Grains Group is orange and...
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What do you, trees and hamsters have in common? Give up? You all need water to live! It might not seem like it, but water is the most needed nutrient of all. In fact, people can't survive for more than a few days without it. Most of your body is water. If you weigh 90 pounds, only about 27 of those...
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Toaster Tomato-n-Cheese SandwichMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 slices whole wheat bread2 (3/4-ounce) slices processed, reduced-fat, American or Swiss cheese (or one slice of each!)2 (1/4-inch thick) slices off of a tomatoPinch of black pepper STUFF YOU NEED ToasterButter knifeSlicing knifeCutting...
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10 Fun Fitness Activities to Suggest When Kids Say, "I'm Bored!" 10 Hot Tips for Investing in "Me Time:" The Whole Family Will Profit Assessing Your Child's Weight with the Body Mass Index (BMI) Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem Four Steps for Helping an Overweight Child Getting Kids Active–10...
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Meatballs in Strange SauceMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (14 ounce) bottle ketchup1 (12 ounce) jar grape jelly3/4 pound extra lean ground beef1 egg1/4 cup bread crumbs1 teaspoon onion powder STUFF YOU NEED Adult's permission to use the stoveLarge saucepan2 soup spoonsMedium-size bowlDry measuring...
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Easy Chick-n-Cheesy QuesadillaMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 (7-inch/fajita-size) flour tortillas1/2 cup shredded or cubed cooked chicken breast*3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican-style cheeseSalsa, fresh cilantro, guacamole, fat-free sour cream (if you like) STUFF YOU NEED Lunch-size,...
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Baked Sea SticksMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 1/2 cups cornflakes1 lemon2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter3/4 pound white fish fillet, such as cod*1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste1/4 cup tartar sauce (optional)STUFF YOU NEED Dry measuring cupsSealable plastic...
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Nutty Banana Bread SquaresMakes 20 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/4 cup salted butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar1 large whole egg2 large egg whites2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar1/4 teaspoon salt4 large, very-ripe bananas1 teaspoon vanilla...
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Fabulously Fruity FreezeMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can tropical fruit salad in fruit juices, no sugar added (or about 1 3/4 cups of your favorite chopped fresh fruit)1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened, but not melted STUFF YOU NEED Can openerMesh...
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No, we're not asking whether you can stand on one foot! We're asking whether you "balance" the amount of food you take in with the amount you burn off. Maybe you've wondered why some people's bodies are too big and other people's bodies are too thin. There are many reasons why this happens. One...
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Quick quiz! True or false: Snacking can be good for you. That's absolutely true when you're smart about the way you snack. When is snacking not so smart? Well, when you're not really hungry, but you eat lots of snacks just because it's a habit, like when you're watching TV. Or, if you always snack...
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By: Kris Sollid, RD   Date: 3/5/10 Note: As part of National Nutrition Month, we'll be highlighting tips from our Registered Dietitians around the theme of "Nutrition from the Ground Up." For more info see our kickoff post or visit ADA's National Nutrition Month page. More than most, I am a...
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ChocoMint ShakeMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1 1/2 cups low-fat chocolate milk or soymilk1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (or a little bit less if you like just a hint of mint!) STUFF YOU NEED Small plastic cupLiquid measuring cupPlastic wrapBlenderMeasuring spoonTall, chilled glass HOW TO PUT IT...
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Smashed Yukon GoldsMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 1/2 pounds (1/2 of a 5 pound bag) Yukon gold potatoes, with skin, scrubbed1/2 cup buttermilk (or low-fat milk)2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon black pepperSTUFF...
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Popeye's Pizza BagelMakes 2 servingsWHAT'S IN IT?1 (10 ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed2 (2.5 ounce) plain, onion or garlic bagels1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese4 pinches salt STUFF YOU NEED Small bowlCutting knife (if you need)Cutting board (if you need)Large microwave-...
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Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 medium bananas, peeled and halved crosswise2 tablespoons peanuts1/4 cup crisp rice cereal1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips STUFF YOU NEED Butter knife/spreaderCutting board4 wooden craft sticks or wooden skewersNonstick baking...
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Devilish Eyeball DelicacyMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 large, hardboiled eggs, chilled2 tablespoons light mayonnaise6 small green olives with pimentosKetchup (if you like!) STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeLunch-size plateSmall bowlForkMeasuring spoonsSmall spoonHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER 1...
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Sunshine Spinach Salad w/Funky Fruity DressingMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 10 oz. pre-bagged, fresh baby spinach (about 5 cups)1 large Red Delicious or Braeburn apple1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed1/4 cup real bacon pieces (with 50% less fat) STUFF YOU NEED Large mixing...
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Pleasing PeasMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (10-ounce) package frozen petite peas2 teaspoons butter or margarine1/2 teaspoon sugar2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried mint), or to taste1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste STUFF YOU NEED Large, microwave-safe...
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The entire family can enjoy cooking – and eating – these meals together!Baked Sea SticksThese yummy treats from under the sea are sure to please! Ahoy, dinner! BBQ Chicken PizzaCombine a couple of kids' favorite foods, kick up the flavor and what do you get? BBQ Chicken Pizza! Yum!Blood & Guts...
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BroccoSaladMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 6 cups chopped, fresh broccoli flowerets (bite-size pieces)1/2 small red onion3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts1/4 cup dried currants (or raisins)1/4 cup real bacon pieces (50% less fat) Dressing:3 tablespoons...
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Singapore "Silly String" Chicken SaladMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 of a 1-pound box angel hair pasta (8 ounces)1/2 cup Japanese-style sesame soy salad dressing*1 (10-ounce) package carved, roasted chicken breast meat (or 2 cups leftover shredded or diced chicken breast pieces), cold—not hot1...
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Garbage Pasta SaladMakes 8 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 (16-ounce) box rotini or radiatore pasta6 ounces turkey salami, lean beef salami or baked ham, cubed or cut into strips6 ounces part-skim mozzarella or provolone cheese, cubed1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced1 cup pea pods1 cup...
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French Toast with Tropical Fruit SalsaMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? French Toast4 large eggs2 tablespoons sugar1 1/2 cups fat-free milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract4 slices whole wheat bread Tropical Fruit Salsa1 medium banana, halved1 medium peach, unpeeled, quartered, pit removed1/8 teaspoon...
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Applesaucy OatmealMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 2/3 cup of waterPinch of salt1 cup quick oats1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries or raisins1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce2 packed teaspoons light brown sugar STUFF YOU NEED Liquid and dry measuring cupsLarge, microwave-safe bowlLarge...
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Every great meal needs a Super Side (or two). Add an awesome recipe to your dinner menu tonight! Bean Salad CiaoHello—and goodbye! Italians use the word "ciao" to mean both. This double meaning word is pronounced "chow." And you'll certainly enjoy chewing this chow!BroccoSaladTantalize your taste...
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Rockin' Red Potato SaladMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 pound boiled, small red potatoes with skin, chilled*1 green onion (use just the green part for this salad!)1/4 cup light ranch dressingSTUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeMedium-size bowlLiquid measuring cupLarge spoonPretty, medium-size...
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Dreamy Creamy Parmesan PolentaMakes 4 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk5 drops hot pepper sauce1/3 cup instant polenta (cornmeal)1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon butter STUFF YOU NEEDThis is a family recipe. Kids and Parents: you'll need each other to make it!...

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